Friday, July 25, 2008

Nikon SB-900 Foot: Size 16 EEEE

The new Nikon SB-900 Speedlights are dropping into stock pretty much everywhere, albeit on allocation.

But before you buy, you might want to check this thread for a running update on what the flash shoes the newly designed foot will -- and won't -- fit. Please feel free to add to this list if you find out anything first hand.

And remember that they do ship with an AS-21 foot, which can be swapped out if your system is 1/4 x 20-based. But mind that plastic thread if you are swapping out frequently.


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7 Comments:

Blogger Shanti said...

Just watching your DVDs right now David. And am thinking about pulling the trigger on a SB-900 to go with the two SB-600s I already have. Infectious, indeed!

July 25, 2008 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just can't stop laughing from the picture !

Edo

July 26, 2008 12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone photoshop a couple Sb-900's into his hands?
:)

July 26, 2008 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody laughing but, at version SB1300, the 'so smart' people from NIKON growing what suppose to be portable will announce: "... you just need to have a Vagabond II to use our brand new $2,850.00 model! Buy right now yours!"

July 26, 2008 5:28 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

David:

Off topic: Any plans to discuss portable softboxes? Softboxes vs. umbrellas?

July 28, 2008 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, the plastic threaded 1/4-20 hole on the AS-21 stand is lame and cheap considering the $500 price of the SB-900.

So add a metal threaded insert like this (or there are others on the market).....

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXK034&P=FR

Available at most any decent hobby or radio control store. Drill out the hole and install the insert.

August 01, 2008 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Mo said...

This may be off topic. I've read through Lighting 101, and I see that you favor manual flash. Where do the SB-800 and SB-900 fit into that world? Isn't it 200 times better to buy cheap, powerful Vivtars?

I don't know whether you get into this later on, but I am somewhat confused as to whether I should even bother learning about Nikon CLS. (I have an SB-800, which I understand can be fired remotely in TTL mode by most current Nikon DSLR's that have a flash.)

September 03, 2008 10:10 PM  

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